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This is kind of a quazi ska pop thingy

Awhile back, a friend who does alot of sound for commercials and movies and such, was put in charge of all the audio for a ful length animated feature. We had been in a band together a decade earlier, and I was the writer. Anyway he remembered me and called with this project. They sent me a script and some animation, so I could get a feel. Then they explained the scene I was writing for. It went like this...
These power tools are trying to influence the decision of the craftsman, so while he sleeps they try to cook him a meal... but they are inept and it is a disaster. They wanted the song to be like Shrek “Allstar”, in that they didn’t want the characters singing it, (it doubles voice-over union scale) and they wanted it to stand on it’s own as a pop song, outside of the movie.
So with those instructions I grabbed my pencil & paper, some kitchen utensiles, and my kids and went into the studio... my kids had a ball... these are real pots and pans your hearing...

I must tip my hat and my heart to my very Italian wife, Lois... She has always been telling me that “Love starts in the kitchen” We’re married 20 years, but I think we can make it work
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Lyrics
hey watch it with that spatula buddy... I said frying eggs.. not flying egg

IT LOOKS EASY FROM THE OUTSIDE OR WATCHING FROM THE DINING ROOM
WERE WE HALF-BAKED? ARE WE REFRIED? DID WE BITE OFF MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW?

tell me is this baking soda or flour... oooops... I am soo soo sooorry

IS IT PUDDING? IS IT PATE’? WE ARE GUESSING HERE WE MUST CONFESS
DOES IT SIMMER? SHOULD WE SAUTÉ? WHO IS GOING TO CLEAN THIS MESS?

IF YOU ARE GOING TO MIX IT UP WITH ME, MAY WE TRY THIS PROVEN RECIPE... YA

LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN BE THE GOURMET OF MY LIFE
LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN FIX MY BREAKFAST... BE MY WIFE

LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN WE DON’T HAVE TO BE SO SMART
LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN FILL MY STOMACH. TAKE MY HEART.

Now just because I said “I don’t like it well done” ... doesn’t mean I don’t want it done well!

SUCH EXOTIC SUBTLE FLAVOR... SAUCY... SPICY, I AM HOOKED
MAY I ASK ONE FINAL FAVOR?.. WAKE ME WHEN MY GOOSE IS COOKED

IF YOU ARE GOING TO MIX IT UP WITH ME, MAY WE TRY THIS PROVEN RECIPE... YA

LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN WE DON’T HAVE TO BE SO SMART
LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN FILL MY STOMACH. TAKE MY HEART.

LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN BE THE GOURMET OF MY LIFE
LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN FIX MY BREAKFAST... BE MY WIFE

LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN SEVEN COURSES ALA-K ART
LOVE STARTS IN THE KITCHEN FILL MY STOMACH. TAKE MY HEART. TAKE MY HEART

I would gladly trade you some of my humble pie... for some of those sour grapes of yours
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Hits: 4872
Comments: 26
Fans: 8
Plays: 541
Downloads: 175
Votes: 15
Uploaded: May 01, 2006 - 10:02:05 PM
Last Updated: May 02, 2006 - 05:29:29 AM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 02:28:30 PM
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Comments
Cori Ander said 4128 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
You keep amazing me
You keep amazing me Scott! This one has tons of qualities. Humor,
creativity, great and interesting composition, highly professional
production and you name it. I am trying to avoid being repetitive but I
have to tenbomb you again (sorry).

PS You are a lucky man. The Italian kitchen is the best in the world.
Italian temperament can never become boring or dull! I'm sure you are
worth every inch of it!
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Scott Carmichael said 4128 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
You keep amazing me
thanx Curry... It's OK... but this is the last time, ya hear..

your right about the Italian kitchen... I'm a thin man trapped in a fat mans
body...

really thanx, that is high praise
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Cori Ander said 4127 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
You keep amazing me
LOL

---
/Johannes "Curry" Cori Ander
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caroline said 4127 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
hahaha - sesame street meets jamie oliver
not only will we be playing this in our house - loud - but i am going to
needlepoint the words too!! very clever - very funny - thank you for
sharing - d/l xox
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Scott Carmichael said 4127 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
hahaha - sesame street meets jamie oliver
One Big smile diserve another,,, glad to have traded with you
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Macaudion said 4127 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
I'm getting that you're kinda whacky too...
This was a fun listen - It hurt at times too, but everything was put
together quite well. It seemed as though this should have met the
intent of the bill - I'm afraid of where this will pop up in my random
mix, but it should be interesting - Nice work Scott - Thanks! Dion
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Scott Carmichael said 4127 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
I'm getting that you're kinda whacky too...
Must ask... was it the kitchen utensile crashes that hurt?... I don't have much
hi end left in my hearing... so sometimes i'm guessing about levels in the hi
end...

thanx Dion
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drakonis said 4127 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
Kitchen-fulla-lovin
Sugar-coated cliches went down nicely! Very catchy song, sweet lyrics,
really well played and sung/harmonized and recorded. And being the
romantic dragon, married to an amazing chef myself, this just hit the
spot! Definitely playing this one for my sweetie.... thank you for the side
order of smirx! Was that you doing the nasally "Sesame Street-like"
cartoon kitchen voice too? Faved/DLed, ahhh.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Scott Carmichael said 4127 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
Kitchen-fulla-lovin
side order of smirx... where were you when i was trying to write a second
verse??? yeh the cartoon voice is me w pitch shifter and some lucky charms
to enhance that animated feel...

thanx Eduard
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said 4126 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Kitchen metaphor
Nice and nutty. Great job. Upbeat and satisfying.
stephen14 said 4126 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Love Starts in the Kitchen
Alot of fun....love the tongue in cheek lyrics.
We need more music that makes you feel good. This does it.
Well done Scott. Hey...I'm good at banging pots and pans together...just ask Chris...
perceptualvortex said 4126 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Fun stuff
This was a really enjoyable listen, thanks. I like those voices, the sound FX, and the overall slow-ska groove going on. It's not so easy to make a well produced, funny song like this; I think you did a great job.
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FEEL said 4126 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
This is so cool!
Nice little up bringer. This is funny and so much fun to listen to. I dig
the effects but most of all it's got to be your voice and that bebop guitar
that drags me in. I found I have something in common with you... I too
have an italian wife and we've been married 21 years now. Thanks for
sharing, this is a fresh change to macjams.

John
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said 4124 days ago (May 5th, 2006)
Such rich food for the heart and soul
Scott, great fun lyrics, you grab the punch line every time. It's "Family Fun" for sure - reminds me of when I'm doing the cooking, USUALLY that works out very well as long as I have been careful not to add too many spices.

Great ingredients and mix here! Thanks for sharing.

. - Harold
Einarus said 4122 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
Now, this is...
...just fun! Clever lyrics and an interesting use of sound effects :)
The good performance really doesn't hurt either.
Well - you kept me entertained for the duration, so I can't complain.
Nice work!
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eleveneyes said 4121 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
what's cookin'?
well, my wife and I tend to eat out more than cook in the kitchen. Not
sure what that means but nonetheless, this tune was fun, catchy, witty
and well done (no pun intended).
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said 4113 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
Awesome!
This is some kick butt fun with a wonderful message. The mix is
astounding and I love the solo and harmony vocals. You really outdo
yourself here. And I fully concur with your kitchen sentiments.

Be well!

heatherbrooks said 4014 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
lotsa fun!
hey Scott-returning the listen, and i'm really appreciating the warm love
in this flavorful piece! your recording sounds really clean-i like the heavy
drums as exclamation points to what's happening. i also listened to your
newest hymn remake and liked it as well. had some of the same feelings
as a few other posters, but it sounded like you already had your ears on
it. i also was feeling your comments on praise and how it sweetens life.
even if it's not done in a church, i feel like we're heard and at least
humored by the One! keep that spirit alive in your church and the fun
alive in your family...peace and blessings...way to go!
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Scott Carmichael said 4014 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
lotsa fun!
thanx Heather... I've got an ear cocked your way (Great stfuf).... just curious...
why this song? your stuff is so sophisticated, and this is kind of silly... I
cringed alittle
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Enrique Gil said 3989 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
way cool
this is very cool. loved it! thank you
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timothy devine said 3889 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
met both ex and currant wife in the kitchen
Loved this tune. Well writen and performed. Creatively performed. I'm a Chef, and let me tell you about love in the kitchen. Chefs are great Lovers. I herd it said that food is love.
Thanks for sharing.
T
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Scott Carmichael said 3886 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Cool Timothy
I believe that only artists should cook... every one else get out of the kitchen please... and My wife can't sing but she's still an artist... I'm a fat man trapped in a thin mans body

thanx again... happy new year to you
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timothy devine said 3889 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Met my ex and currant wife workin in a kitchen
I'm a Chef and your wife is right. Love absolutly starts in the kitchen. I've herd it said that Chefs make great lovers its becouse of the food. It is love.
Thanks for sharing.
This was fun!
T
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said 3665 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Recipe for a perfectly seasoned song...
All the ingredients are here, the pots and pans percussion, the clever, fun lyrics, all marinated with a big dollop of humor and just the right amount of sugar. You made it all look so easy, a piece of cake, smooth "like buttah" (All lame cooking puns intended, so sorry!) There is nothing more delicious than a meal cooked with love. You are a lucky man!
said 3338 days ago (June 30th, 2008)
Cool!
Lots of fun here... amazing work and I'm smiling! Really a great track...

Take Care
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Char said 3251 days ago (September 24th, 2008)
I guess the power
tools weren't used to the "drill". They "saw" the work ahead but "hammered" away at it, anyway. Nice "build". No "constructive" critique but know I savored what you cooked up. :)
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I've been a songwriter for a long time now... I write and produce music in my studio... I was on the road for a decade some years ago... but I found that I could enjoy music again if I kept it personal... I was a drummer very early on, and when I got... [see more]

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